Rev. Al Sharpton

The Rev. Al Sharpton (credit: Getty Images)

Rev. Al Sharpton Presented With Key To The City Of Newark

The Rev. Al Sharpton was honored for his civil rights and social justice work in Newark.

06/15/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during his executive budget presentation, May 7, 2015. (credit: Julie Jacobson-Pool/Getty Images)

With Approval Rating At All-Time Low, Mayor De Blasio Continues Trip To D.C., California

De Blasio will be speaking at the National Press Club Tuesday morning, followed by an afternoon speech on “the Progressive Agenda to Combat Income Inequality.”

05/12/2015

Rev. Al Sharpton

Rev. Sharpton Holds ‘Thanksgiving’ Rally In NYC Following Charges Against Baltimore Cops

Garner’s widow asked why there seems to be justice in Baltimore, but not in New York City.

05/02/2015

Speaker of the New York City Council Melissa Mark-Viverito.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NYC Council Speaker: Police Should Lighten Up On Low-Level Offenses

The New York City Council speaker said Saturday that fewer arrests for low-level offenses would help police improve their relations with some communities.

04/25/2015

Rev. Al Sharpton calls on Senate to hold confirmation hearing for attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch at National Action Network conference on April 11, 2015 (Credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

Rev. Sharpton Calls For Senate Confirmation Hearing For Attorney General Nominee

At the National Action Networks’ annual convention Saturday, a crowd chanted “call the vote.”

04/11/2015

Al Sharpton, Family Of Eric Garner Denounce Killing Of 2 NYPD Officers

Report: Rev. Sharpton Told To Stay Away From Funeral For Slain SC Man

The Rev. Al Sharpton has reportedly been told to stay away from the funeral of a black man shot and killed by a white police officer in South Carolina.

04/10/2015

The "Fifty Shades of Bill" mock poster by New York State Republicans featuring the faces of Rev. Al Sharpton and Mayor Bill de Blasio. (credit: NYGOP)

New York GOP Mocks De Blasio With ‘Fifty Shades Of Bill’ Poster

New York State Republicans say Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio is like the submissive character in “Fifty Shades of Grey,” dominated by the Rev. Al Sharpton.

02/18/2015

Akai Gurley, man shot to death inside the stairwell of a Brooklyn housing complex by a rookie police officer. (credit: Exploretalent.com)

Rookie NYPD Officer Peter Liang Indicted In Fatal Shooting Of Akai Gurley

The rookie NYPD officer who shot and killed Brooklyn man Akai Gurley has been indicted, an attorney for Gurley’s girlfriend told WCBS 880 Tuesday afternoon.

02/10/2015

New York state Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (Credit: CBS2)

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie Joins Sharpton’s Saturday Morning NAN Rally

New York State Assembly’s first African American speaker joined Saturday morning’s Action Rally.

02/07/2015

Attorney Sanford Rubenstein (credit: Getty Images)

Attorney Sanford Rubenstein Files Civil Suit Against Woman Who Made Rape Claims

Last month, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office announced no criminal charges would be filed in the case.

02/02/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio embraces the Rev. Al Sharpton on Monday, Jan. 19. (Credit: CBS2)

Experts Say De Blasio’s Relationship With Sharpton May Not Be Good Politics

A hugfest between Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Rev. Al Sharpton has been raising eyebrows.

01/20/2015

Attorney Sanford Rubenstein (credit: Getty Images)

No Charges Filed Against Attorney Sanford Rubenstein In Rape Investigation

Prominent civil rights attorney Sanford Rubenstein will not face charges after being accused of rape, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office announced Monday.

01/05/2015

Rev. Al Sharpton was joined by the family of Eric Garner on Dec. 25, 2014. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Family Of Eric Garner, Rev. Al Sharpton Hold Moment Of Silence For Fallen Officers Liu And Ramos

Garner’s mother Gwen Carr, and his wife Esaw Garner helped with the annual dinner for the homeless and senior citizens. They also gave out toys to children.

12/25/2014

Rev. Al Sharpton, President of the National Action Network,  Esaw Garner, widow of Eric Garner,  and Emerald Garner, daughter of Eric Garner, hold a press conference December 3, 2014. (credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

Garner Family Plans Trip To DC Protest; 220 Protesters Arrested In NYC Friday

The National March Against Police Violence is scheduled for next Saturday in Washington, D.C.

12/06/2014

Pallbearers carry casket with Akai Gurley's remains into the Brown Memorial Baptist Church in Brooklyn. Gurley was shot and killed by a police officer's bullet. (Credit: CBS2)

Painful Tears At Memorial Service For Akai Gurley, Man Shot Dead By Police

Loved ones solemnly carried a casket with the remains of Akai Gurley into a Brooklyn church Friday night, as they paid their respects, expressed their pain and called for action.

12/05/2014

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